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High Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month Have you had your blood pressure taken lately? Research shows that about half of the adults that suffer hypertension have not been diagnosed. There are several risk factors for developing high blood pressure–learn… Read More

Plants are Beginning to Reawaken from Winter

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Groundhogs across the United States agree, winter is far from over. Some plants and trees in our area, however, are trying their best to get a head start for spring…. Read More

What’s in the Garden Now – Broccoli

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent January and February’s cool to cold rainy weather hardly brings gardening to mind for most Wakulla County residents. The… Read More

Sweet Gum and Yaupon

Les Harrison is your local UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Yaupon and sweet gum have a history dating back before Seminoles roamed this region. Yaupon was used in ceremonies as a natural “cleanse,” resulting in settlers giving it the… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to impress your sweetheart than with a home-cooked meal–using fresh Florida produce! Your February shopping list is here! Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III… Read More

National Wear Red Day This Friday!

February is American Heart Month! January’s presidential proclamation states, “cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and… Read More

Last Call – 2015 Master Gardeners!

There is still time to register for the 2015 Master Gardener Class in Wakulla County! (Class is now closed to new applicants.) The program begins this Thursday evening, January 29, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to… Read More

Hairy Vetch

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director With a name like hairy vetch, it is hard to be appreciated. Though not native to Florida, this flowering legume is common in Wakulla County without being an invasive… Read More

Leaf Litter

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Everyone has raked a gargantuan pile of leaves in their yard to ensure the return of a pristine lawn for spring, only to have it scattered by the hapless… Read More

Get Your Free Tree at the Arbor Day Festival!

Starting at 10am this Saturday, the 11th annual Crawfordville Arbor Day festival — and tree giveaway —  will take place at Hudson Park!  There are hundreds of trees to choose from, including: redbud, tulip poplar, bald cypress, parsley… Read More